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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Iowa.
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What We Do
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
How You Can Help Us
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!
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Regional Office
5000 Westown Parkway Suite 340
West Des Moines, IA  50266
phone: (515) 414-3200
fax: (515) 221-7994


Ann Campbell

While waiting for her car to be serviced, Ann Campbell, the mayor of Ames, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Luckily, a bystander who noticed Ann slumped over in her chair immediately called 911 and started chest compressions when he realized she didn't have a pulse and wasn't breathing. Thankfully Ann's story has a happy ending thanks to the quick thinking bystanders and fast acting first responders.

How We Help You in Iowa

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Marcy Knee, Senior Vice President of the Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement Data Office at Wells Fargo, has recently been named Chair of the Go Red for Women movement in Des Moines, Iowa

The American Heart Association has awarded $3.7 million to the University of Iowa for a Strategically Focused Research Network studying preeclampsia. The talented researchers at the University of Iowa will research ways to diagnose, prevent and treat preeclampsia in pregnant women.

A $4.6 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will expand our statewide, collaborative Mission: Lifeline efforts into rural Iowa. STEMI patient outcomes will be improved with coordination between EMS and hospitals.

Midwest Pulse Ox ScreeningIowa joins a growing list of states that are requiring hospitals to screen newborns for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry. The state’s new regulation requires all Iowa hospitals to use the test, screening more than 27,000 babies each year.